Transmedia Zurich is a growing community based around storytelling and technology in Zurich, Switzerland.
The August 25th Transmedia Zurich meetup will focus on storytelling in film mediums and using a community-based approach to telling new stories in the online world. Featured speakers will be Eric Pomert and Chris Agnos.
Storytelling Tension: Choosing Wonder over Warfare
Focus on the Story First and all else will fall into place. The story is the essential core of how we tie emotions to information and communicate in life. Without a good story technology just gives us a lot of special effects.
The explosion of platforms, publishing, and creation technologies means you have many ways to tell your story. The challenge is not getting overwhelmed, how can you use the right technologies to maintain the integrity of your story?
Stories are easily distributed via multiple channels, allowing more people to experience them in more personalized and engaging ways. Doing it in a way that preserves the narrative of a story is essential.
Libby O discussed the development of her latest novel, Charlotte Aimes.
Stories usually take place...somewhere, and the boundaries defined that character exists and grows within is the world. Here we disucssed the basics of building worlds, what if means for character development, and how to prototype them with Unity3D.
How do the concepts of storytelling and user experience combine togther, what tools can we use to quickly prototype stories on digital publishing platforms like the web?
Although large transmedia projects can involve many tools and platforms, you need to make decisions early on concerning language, which can be visual, heard or inferred.
Joel Blom presents insights about Story structure and applications in the context of Transmedia projects and ideas.
Games as a form of interactive media require new story structures. In this presentation, linear stories and stories with decision points are analysed and challenges in writing them discussed.
Why is it that you can predict the key points of a sitcom without knowing all the details of the plotline? Story structure in myths we've been told since before we could speak influence how we see the world and how we tell our own stories.
We often talk of stories and designing great experiences, but how does the medium we choose (book, movie, spoken-word, mobile game, etc.) influence the structure of the story.
Interested in learning more about transmedia and storytelling? Check out some of the other orgainzations in the world focused on transmedia and innovative communication.